The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in the Main Line09/16/2015 When in doubt, ask the professional. That’s the saying that we use at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning, especially if people come to us and talk about how they are in uncharted territory with their heating and cooling equipment. Most people in the Main Line do not have the knowledge or desire to have the skills to personally fix their air conditioner. That’s why our professionals at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning are here to support with any service needs you may have. I know what you’re thinking – it doesn’t hurt to try to a little DIY air conditioner maintenance if you save some money. Here are a number of the things that our pros have spent years learning and refining, demonstrating why having a professional fix your heating and cooling system is so important: Cleaning the coils. Dust and dirt accumulates and piles up as time goes on on both your internal and exterior coils in your system. This can harm the efficiency of your system and could even cause your internal coil to freeze. Cleaning these are no walk in the park and involve a bit of expertise. Inspecting the electrical connections. Screws and connectors always have the possibility to come loose and create some major harm to the electric parts of your system. Our technicians will search for these connections and avoid blowing out your motors, compressors and control panels. Checking the filter. Dirty filters are one of the most common causes for obstructed or inefficient airflow in your home, because they make it harder for your system to pull air through it. Indoor air quality is very important to the health and safety of your family and should be checked consistently. Checking for proper refrigerant charge. Having appropriate refrigerant amounts certifies that your system is working as it should. Too much refrigerant or too little refrigerant means that your system will be operating harder than it needs to, decreasing the efficiency and possibly stunting the lifetime of your system. There are a few steps that you can take in several places to improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system, like applying a programmable thermostat, but there are also some problems that should be left to the professionals. Reach the team at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning and learn about all the services they can offer to ensure that your air conditioner is working well this year. Give us a call at 610-257-7035 or schedule an appointment with us online.